February 10th, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm Pacific Time

Attend live online or in person at Creekside Inn, Stratton Room, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Cost: $135, 7 CE hours*

Course Description: Join Drs. Burns and Levitt, “The Dynamic Duo,” for a day of fun and inspiring learning. In this workshop you will learn techniques to help patients with a variety of habits and addictions such as drugs, alcohol, over-eating, procrastination, etc.  The workshop will teach you tools to reduce resistance and boost motivation to change as well as practical cognitive tools you can use with your patients to help them overcome difficult-to-stop habits and addictions. This workshop is highly interactive with many case examples and opportunities for practice using role plays.


Session 1. Tools for Overcoming Resistance and Boosting Motivation

The Decision Making Form, The Triple Paradox, The Gentle Ultimatum, and Sitting with Open Hands

Session 2. Cognitive Methods for Treating Habits and Addictions

The Addiction/Habit Mood Log, Discovering Tempting Thoughts, Identifying Positive Cognitive Distortions, The Devils’ Advocate Technique

Session 3.  Anticipating and Preventing Relapse

The Relapse Prevention Daily Mood Log

Learning Objectives:

After completing this workshop you will be able to:

1) Set up a Decision Making Form with your patient to address resistance.

2) Describe the concept of sitting with open hands to boost motivation.

3) Identify several tempting thoughts on an Addiction/Habit Mood Log.

4) Name at least two cognitive distortions common in patients with habits/addictions.

5) Describe the Devil’s Advocate Technique.

6) Identify negative thoughts on a Relapse Prevention Daily Mood Log.

7) Use externalization of voices to address thoughts that put your patient at risk for relapse.


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*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for its licensees. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 7 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This organization (Feeling Good Institute, #1442) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/30/2018-05/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 Social Work continuing education clock hours. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at maor@feelinggoodinstitute.com.